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Found 121 results

  1. 3 Day Trip with my girl

    Hi Folks, I am planning out my first long road trip to collect with my youngest daughter for next week.(she's 13 and we have our local Pennsylvanian rocks we collected together for years, but I have been overseas working for a year, and I am getting ready to go back to do one more year, and I want to do something fun with her and she asked to go look at rocks and collect since she knows it's my favorite thing I never get to do) Anyway, I've been out of country until about 2 weeks ago, and I know there's been a ton of rain in Oklahoma, and I am curious if I should try to head to Mineral Wells and Jacksboro in Texas, and maybe head back towards Arkansas, or should I head north to Kansas and maybe cross over into Missouri. I'm at a loss since I don't get much US news in Vietnam, so I have no idea what everyone's weather has been like, and I'm not looking for honey hole suggestions, just a few places I can take her that she can find stuff and we can just have some time together. Pay sites are okay too if you have some suggestions. Thanks, Jim
  2. Echinoderm??

    I have found 2 invertebrate fossils that I haven't found before. They appear to be five-sided and one shows a star fish pattern on the top. The bottoms are curved and smooth. The dimensions are about 0.5 cm in diameter and 1 to 2 mm in thickness. Any help in identifying would be greatly appreciated as usual. (The rocks from the lake are from the Pennsylvanian period). Are they a type of echinoderm? The shape and characteristics of the underside seem a bit odd-could it be a central part of an echinoderm? Another question that comes to mind is why are they so similar yet one lacks the five radial lines visible on the other?
  3. These beauts are an extinct fossilized button coral, Gymnophyllum wardi. The article mentioned that they are from the Pennsylvanian part of the Carboniferous period. I found these along the shoreline of Okmulgee lake in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. Apparently G. wardi is the only species found in the genus Gymnophyllum and may only be exclusively found at Okmulgee Lake or neighboring Dripping Springs lake although I'm not positive on that. The ones below are about 10 to 15 mm. One thing that I found interesting is that the waves from the lake constantly expose more of these fossils over time perhaps bring more in from the lake bottom. They are very lightweight. I recall not finding these along a section of shoreline where another person had been collecting them only to come back the next day and finding several in the same area! That is pretty exciting! Comments welcome as always.
  4. I obtained a bone fossil collected from the Arkansas River in Eastern Oklahoma but not sure what it belongs to. I am including several photos from various angles. The dimensions are as follows in centimeters(cm): 16.5 cm x 9 cm (about 0.64 cm in thickness but it varies slightly). The darker brown sections appear to be the outside of the fossil while some parts are interior(?); not sure about the black portions. Any help on what it might belong to and perhaps what part of the structure would be awesome!
  5. Stigmaria

    From the album Oklahoma Stigmaria

  6. Leaf

    This was found by a friend near Muskogee Oklahoma. The area is Pennsylvanian. Any help on identification would be appreciated.
  7. Oklahoma Hunt

    I visited family in Oklahoma and collected some cool Stigmaria fossils and around 1500 lbs of rock for landscaping.
  8. I have been collecting fossils for a long time but am fairly new to preparation beyond scrubbing and light picking. I had the opportunity to collect at the Bob Carroll quarry near Clarita, Oklahoma last month. We got chased out by rain after just a few hours and when I left I wasn't sure whether I really had any decent trilobites or not. I knew I found some nice brachiopods and some cool trilo-bits (even the tails of the Huntoniatonias are pretty neat) but beyond that nothing else was obvious. I'm still working through the material I collected but I wanted to solicit some advice on two that I am working on as I have never really done this much prep on any specimens. The first one is a Paciphacops campbelli that was just a glimmer of hope: After working on it for a while with an air scribe and air abrasive (dolomite) I have gotten it to this stage:
  9. Wister 3

    Found in Oklahoma near lake Wister. The area is predominately Pennsylvanian. Geological?
  10. Wister 2

    This was found when clearing rocks on my property in Wister, Ok. The area is predominately Pennsylvanian. Any help identifying would be appreciated.
  11. Lake Wister Area

    Found this digging in my yard near Lake Wister Ok. The region is primarily Pennsylvanian. Not sure if this is geological or something else. Whatever it is it’s pretty cool.
  12. Hey, So I was planning on going on a fossil hunt this summer in Oklahoma. I thought "Black Cat Mountain" would be a great place to start but I can't find anything on how to contact the owner "Bob Carrol". I've been on their website which has a phone number but it says its no longer in use. If anyone has contact information like a email or phone number that would be great. Anyway thank you for reading this message and have a nice day. Sincerely, Carson Betancourt
  13. Hi there, I was wondering if anyone knows where to go fossil hunting in Oklahoma? I tried looking everywhere but don't know where too exactly start. Like what papers do I sign and who do I contact to get permission too. If anyone can help that would be great and thank you for reading this. Have a nice day.
  14. Meet my new Maurotarion axitiosum. It's not the finest example, but I am now only missing one of the main Haragan bugs, the Acanthopyge remains elusive. If anyone has one that they want to part with let me know. I probably can't afford it, but I'd settle for bits.
  15. Mostly new to this fossil thing

    I wish I had enough knowledge even to ask intelligent questions but I really don't. My wife found this on our property and we've curious about it. We have found a number of other fossils but none like this. Any information will be greatly appreciated.
  16. Calamites?

    I think the first picture is collapsed Calamites and the second 2 are part of the offshoot of a calamites. Not sure about the spelling but know itwas a type of cat tail. These were found in Southeast Oklahoma near Wister Lake. The area is Pennsylvanian.
  17. Fossilized turtle?

    Needing help on indentafication of what looks to be a turtle ir shell at least. Any info as to what type of turtle or what I have. Thank you
  18. Permian Reptile Vertebra ID

    Hi, looking for some thoughts on identification of a fossil I bought a while ago. This is a fairly well preserved vertebra from an early reptile of some kind. Unfortunately I lost the original label for it so all I can say is that it’s from 300-250 mya, and from a formation in Oklahoma or Texas. I’m not very experienced with Permian stuff, so I’m not sure where to begin. Thanks for any help!
  19. Hey everyone, I got to prep a few of my Oklahoma trilobites yesterday and they didn’t come out too bad. It was my first time ever and I did make some mistakes but it’s ok they are mine anyway lol. I hope I can do more prep. I have so many more I want to uncover . I messed around with a few lower quality specimens and I had a hard time figuring out the machine so I didn’t get a lot done. I did learn a lot and hopefully I’ll get to do more sometime. I’m going to attach some “transformation” photos as well.
  20. I plan to be in Tulsa next week and wondered if anybody could point me to some very easy fossil sites? (roadcuts, short walk, etc). I will be there for one afternoon with another amateur fossil hunter and hoped that we might be able to find something. Anything to peak our curiosity. We're from South Louisiana, so we don't have much to choose from down here. I've been to Mineral Wells and Lake Jacksboro. I had a blast at both sites, but we can't make it over there at this time. Any help is much appreciated. Thanks, Stephen
  21. Hello all- I am in the early stages of planning a fossiling outing to TX and OK in March. Would any of you folks be willing to either point me or take me to sites out there? There are a lot of different fossil in these states and I have been in touch with a few forum members already, but I would appreciate any help any one can offer. I have Waurika and the Wilson Clay Pit o the list already. I imagine I can do NSR solo, but anyone who would be willing to show me around there would be a hero. I don't plan to go as far as Houston but Austin maybe for Whiskey Bridge.... A crab would be a real prize... or a TX trilobite. Many Thanks. Answer here or PM me.
  22. We live in Tulsa and I want to take a few day trips to look for fossils. We will be near Lake Gibson this coming weekend. I have read that there are good areas near the dam there but do not know where to look. Any help would be great! My kids are really excited about hunting! We have a lot to learn but might as well get started. Thanks!!!
  23. Help with fossil from Oklahoma

    Hello looking for help identifying what is on this plate. The label says devonian oklahoma but then gets hard to read maybe ketternopsis willrameri. Thanks in advance.
  24. Pennsylvanian unknowns

    Pittsburgh county Oklahoma USA, Pennsylvanian period , found in association with shark denticles and small ammonites. About 8mm across.Asking for a friend.
  25. bathyurus and Eomonorachus

    ontariomusbathyurtrilobitesbathyureomonorbiofacies00ludv.pdf about 2.1Mb Rolf Ludvigsen The Trilobites Bathyurus and Eomonorachus from the Middle Ordovician of Oklahoma and their biofacies significance Royal Ontario Museum Life Sciences Contributions 114 (1978) As far as I could ascertain,not posted previously.
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